Best 1 605 of Revolution quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Malebo Sephodi

I want to live in a society where we are all liberated. This is what my feminism looks like

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Jefferson

The day is not distant when we must bear and adopt [the abolition of slavery], or worse will follow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Karl Marx

Every provisional political set-up following a revolution requires a dictatorship, and an energetic dictatorship at that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rosa Luxemburg

Tomorrow the revolution will already 'raise itself with a rattle' and announce with fanfare, to your terror: I was, I am, I will be!

By Anonym 16 Sep

A. J. Beirens

If governments, using all sorts of false pretexts, continue to restrict the rights of the citizens, so that they become mere slaves of a handful of multinationals, then a global revolt of the common man against extreme capitalism is not inconceivable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stanley Schmidt

As for sticking strictly to presently known science, I will simply point out that we have already experienced at least two major revolutions in science in this century alone.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Morra Quatro

Tapi, bila revolusi tidak terjadi hari ini, pasti akan terjadi juga suatu saat nanti...

By Anonym 14 Sep

Vimala Thakar

Revolution, total revolution, implies experimenting with the impossible. And when an individual takes a step in the direction of the new, the impossible, the whole human race travels through that individual.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

In your dread of dictators you established a state of society in which every ward boss is a dictator, every private employer a dictator, every financier a dictator, all with the livelihood of the workers at his mercy, and no public responsibility.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

The secret to good health is to behave like your ancestors did before the Industrial Revolution.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Amy Engel

The scars are just something that happened to me. They aren't me. Not anymore.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Gilles Dauve

There is no need to create the capitalist preconditions of communism any more. Capitalism is everywhere, yet much less visible than one hundred or fifty years ago when class distinctions ostensibly showed up. The manual worker identified the factory owner at one glance, knew or thought he knew his enemy, and felt he'd be better off the day he and his mates got rid of the boss. Today classes still exist, but manifested through infinite degrees in consumption, and no-one expects a better world from public ownership of industry. The "enemy" is an impalpable social relationship, abstract yet real, all-pervading yet no monster beyond our reach: because the proletarians are the ones that produce and reproduce the world, they can disrupt and revolutionise it. The aim of a future revolution will be immediate communisation, not fully completed before a generation or more, but to be started from the beginning. Capital has invaded life, and determines how we eat, sleep, love, visit, or bury friends, to such an extent that our objective can only be the social fabric, invisible, all- encompassing. Although capital is quite good at hiring personnel to defend it, social inertia is a greater conservative force than media or police.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Will Durant

If our economy of freedom fails to distribute wealth as ably as it has created it, the road to dictatorship will be open to any man who can persuasively promise security to all.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Biz Stone

Hell yeah! Twitter was proof that leaderless self-organizing systems could be true agents of change.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Georges Danton

At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power rests with the most abandoned.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Glenn Beck

We have a president who apparently loves instability and revolution, and that is the antithesis of those two words, Social Security.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christian Louboutin

In France you cannot not have lunch. If you stopped the French from having lunch, you will have a second revolution, I can tell you this. Not going to work - it is part of the French privilege.

By Anonym 15 Sep

J. W. Horton

But here's how it works: when the world has told you once too often and once and for all that you are nothing nothing nothing then you come to the conclusion that others may be nothing too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joshua Clover

Over the last few decades, I've grown more skeptical about a few things in which I used to have more faith. I believe as much in the necessity of, and the possibility of, revolution as I ever did. At the same time, I've grown more skeptical about poetry's role in it or art's contribution to it, and I've grown more skeptical about the university. Universities are big companies, and they're disciplinary in the way that any big institution is. I've found that the political militancy that the professoriate has mostly been fairly repressive of what I take to be necessary politics.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Toni Cade Bambara

The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alfredo Stroessner

There was no reason for a revolution in Paraguay.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nicolas De Potter

Appartenir à une patrie, c'est aussi s'engager pour le siècle où l'on y vit" (source: émission sur la Russie sur Arte le 28/02/2012). "L'honneur d'un peuple appartient aux morts et les vivants n'en ont que l'usufruit - Georges Bernanos - Nos démocraties ne valent que par les hommes qui les servent. Elles ne sont donc jamais parfaites mais elles reposent sur un socle inamovible , selon Gandhi : “La véritable source des droits est le devoir.” Tout le reste est une question d’organisation. "Le passé renforce le présent et les pas hésitants qui conduisent à ce présent trouvent le chemin de l'avenir..." "TELL ME WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE AND I WILL TELL YOU HOW YOU ARE" Pour juger de la beauté d'un ouvrage, il suffit de le considérer en lui-même ; mais, pour juger du mérite de l'auteur, il faut le comparer à son siècle FONTENELLE ------------------------------------------- "La quantité de critiques reçues concernant tout sujet est inversement proportionnelle à la valeur exacte du sujet". (Louis de Potter, 1850)

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles A. Reich

The machine itself has begun to do the work of revolution. The State is now generating forces that will accomplish what no revolutionaries could accomplish by themselves.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Harsha Walia

I think the notion of dreaming in a time where we are told that it is foolish, futile or not useful is one of the most revolutionary things we can do. To have our lives determined by our dreams of a free world--instead of reactions to a state-imposed reality--is one of the most powerful tools of decolonization.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Victor Hugo

The most excellent symbol of the people is the paving stone. One walks on it until it falls on one's head.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jonah Goldberg

You can see why the Marxist left would resist the idea that Hitler was a revolutionary. Because if he was, then either Hitler was a force for good, or revolutions can be bad.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alan Moore

Are you like, a crazy person? I’m quite sure they will say so.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jacob Wren

If we make a union in these fields, is there anything we can do to ensure it doesn't become corrupt? Or that later it doesn't only look after the people who work here, we just look after our own, and everyone else can fend for themselves? We need to fight for ourselves, here and now, but we also need changes so large and impossible they encompass the entire world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Theodor Herzl

If you will it, it's not a dream.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Leon M. Lederman

Science is not about status quo. It's about revolution.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Agu Jaachynma N. E.

God takes us through life`s journey. Always nudging our Spirits to go for plus and shun the minus.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nadia Comaneci

Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Samuel Adams

We boast of our freedom, and we have your example for it. We talk the language we have always heard you speak.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Wyatt

I can't imagine my life without the extraordinary bebop jazz revolution in New York in late '40s and '50s.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nikki Giovanni

His headstone said FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST But death is a slave's freedom We seek the freedom of free men And the construction of a world Where Martin Luther King could have lived and preached non-violence

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shizette Parker

A revolution was inevitably coming; the earth was destined to be reclaimed, renewed and revived.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry A. Kissinger

Revolutionaries are rarely motivated primarily by material considerations-though the illusion that they are persists in the West.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Albert Camus

Mais tuer des hommes ne mène a rien qu'a en tuer plus encore. Pour faire triompher un principe, c'est un principe qu'il faut abattre.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leonora Carrington

It is impossible to understand how millions and millions of people all obey a sickly collection of gentlemen that call themselves 'Government!' The word, I expect, frightens people. It is a form of planetary hypnosis, and very unhealthy." "It has been going on for years," I said. "And it only occurred to relatively few to disobey and make what they call revolutions. If they won their revolutions, which they occasionally did, they made more governments, sometimes more cruel and stupid than the last." "Men are very difficult to understand," said Carmella. "Let's hope they all freeze to death. I am sure it would be very pleasant and healthy for human beings to have no authority whatever. They would have to think for themselves, instead of always being told what to do and think by advertisements, cinemas, policemen, and parliaments.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Paul Bowles

There's a little war in progress here. There won't be anything left of the place if it goes on at this rate." (But it's hard to feign innocence if you've eaten the apple, he reflected.) "And it looks to me as if it is going to go on, because the French aren't going to give in, and certainly the Arabs aren't, because they can't. They're fighting with their backs the the wall." "I thought maybe you meant you expected a new world war," he lied. "That's the least of my worries. When that comes, we've had it. You can't sit around mooning about Judgement Day. That's just silly. Everybody who ever lived has always had his own private Judgment Day to face anyway, and he still has. As far as that goes, nothing's changed at all.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Romano Prodi

Think what a revolution it will be if we manage to get everyone to pay their taxes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Che Guevara

One does not necessarily have to wait for a revolutionary situation: it can be created.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Narendra Modi

We led the industrial revolution, the White revolution, now its time for a cultural revolution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ho Chi Minh

Colonial atrocities have prepared the soil; it is for socialists to sow the seeds of revolution.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Che Guevara

We must do away with all newspapers.  A revolution cannot be accomplished with freedom of the press.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

The hunger for change is the desire to make a change.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Paul

An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robert Hughes

It seems obvious, looking back, that the artists of Weimar Germany and Leninist Russia lived in a much more attenuated landscape of media than ours, and their reward was that they could still believe, in good faith and without bombast, that art could morally influence the world. Today, the idea has largely been dismissed, as it must in a mass media society where art's principal social role is to be investment capital, or, in the simplest way, bullion. We still have political art, but we have no effective political art. An artist must be famous to be heard, but as he acquires fame, so his work accumulates 'value' and becomes, ipso-facto, harmless. As far as today's politics is concerned, most art aspires to the condition of Muzak. It provides the background hum for power.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Madeleine Thien

What happens when a hundred thousand people memorize the same poem? Does anything change?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kim Stanley Robinson

We demand justice," Jeff says. "we don't have it, the world is a mess because of assholes who think they can steal everything and get away with it. So we have to overwhelm them and get back to justice." "And conditions are ripe, is that what you're saying?" "Very ripe. People are pissed off. They're scared for their kids. That's the moment things can tip. If it works like Chenoweth's law says it does, then you only need about fifteen percent of a population to engage in civil disobedience, and the rest see it and support it, and the oligarchy falls. You get a new legal regime. It doesn't have to get all bloody and lead to a thugocracy of violent revolutionaries. If can work. And conditions are ripe.